Author: Tim Mueller

Tim Mueller has taught K-8 physical education at Erin School since 1992. He is a national presenter and was named the 2016 Wisconsin and 2017 SHAPE Midwest Middle School Teacher of the Year. He is an adjunct professor at Concordia University – Wisconsin, instructing the Methods of Teaching Elementary and Secondary PE courses. Tim is passionate about helping teachers create a positive learning environment for all classes. He believes, “Good rapport with your students is a choice you make every day!”

Hit the Jackpot with Soccer Pinball!

 Equipment Needed: A DuraCoat Coated-Foam Ball (7”) for each student, music  This game consists of three parts: “dribble and freeze” drill, “pinball” kicking, and finding

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5 Must-Have PE Equipment for Middle School

Assuming most PE programs already have basic sports equipment, there are several items that can greatly enhance any middle school PE program. If I had to pick my 5 Must-Haves in Middle School PE equipment today, my list would include:

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Motivating Middle School Students in Physical Education

Motivating unmotivated students can be very challenging in middle school physical education. Remember that all teaching and learning starts with relationships. Kids don’t care to learn or work hard for someone who doesn’t care about them. Some quick points to help you start to build relationships with all of your students:

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